"Joe Wilkins has a big, true, highway-running American voice. When you see a new book of his, you should celebrate. Just buy it, put down the window, and let the music blow back your hair. It's nothing but alive." – Luis Alberto Urrea
My second book of poems, Notes from the Journey Westward, has just been named a finalist for the 2012 Society of Midlands Authors Award for the best book of poetry by a Midwest author. You can read more about the award here.